Well friends, in about 10 hours Jason and I set off for the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific for 13 days of kiteboarding, full moon parties (ok, well, that’s just the one on Friday), conservative 1800s dresscodes (it’s illegal to walk shirtless in Tonga), and whales…lots of whales…we hope.

I’m crossing my fingers we come home with something even a smidgen as amazing as this:

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